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Paa Kow and his Afro-Fusion Orchestra Bring Beats to Jazz on the Green Thursday, July 25, 2019

Jul 23, 2019, 15:15 PM by Dara Hogan

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Omaha Performing Arts presents the return of rhythm master Paa Kow to the Turner Park Stage at 7:30 PM Thursday July 25, 2019. The talented drummer and his Afro-fusion Orchestra will blend jazz, funk and African pop for Jazz on the Green audiences.

Growing up in a small village in Ghana, Paa Kow began to play music at a very early age. He is now internationally recognized as one of the most remarkable drum set players to tour in Africa, Europe and America. His traditionally inspired drum set is the only one of its kind in the world, guaranteeing concert goers an extraordinary musical experience.

Turner Park opens at 5:00 PM, with local preshow entertainment at 6:30 PM by the Blues Society of Omaha’s BluesEd band The Redwoods. Concert goers are encouraged to enter Turner Park via Farnam Court, 32nd and Farnam, across from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

This year’s Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing also includes:

Thursday, August 1

BIG WADE & THE BLACK SWAN THEORY
(Omaha natives delivering effortlessly cool R&B, soul, funk and jazz)

Thursday, August 8

MARCOS & SABOR
(an Omaha favorite back on his hometown stage with dance-worthy Latin jazz)

Thursday, August 15

DARCY MALONE AND THE TANGLE
(a night of soul led by a powerhouse singer)

The lead sponsor for Omaha Performing Arts presents Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing is Mutual of Omaha. Media sponsors for this year’s series are KETV, KIOS and Omaha World-Herald. Valmont Industries is a sponsor for this performance. For more information about the series and the artists, visit JazzOnTheGreenOmaha.com. Midtown Crossing restaurants set up in Turner Park each week, offering grilled foods, concessions and beverages. Beer, wine and champagne are allowed in Turner Park. Hard liquor is not permitted. Leashed pets are allowed.

Parking and information

There are two parking garages, easily accessible from Farnam Street, Harney Street, Dodge Street and 33rd Street. For Jazz on the Green event days only, garage parking is free from 5-11 PM.

Mutual of Omaha will have its surface parking lots open to the public for free beginning at 5 PM. Mutual of Omaha’s surface lots are located at 36th and Dodge streets; between 35th Avenue and 34th Street off of Dodge; and at 35th and Farnam streets. Metered parking is also available on the street.